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MARCH 2017

New Pickle Ball Complex To Open This Spring

player’s feet are behind the non-volley zone line (seven feet behind the net).

Double-Bounce Rule

The complex will feature six lighted outdoor courts. Leagues, tournaments, learn to play programs and open play will be announced in the coming weeks. A great program for all ages.

Each team must play their first shot off of the bounce. That is, the receiving team must let the serve bounce and the serving team must let the return of the serve bounce before playing it. Once these two bounces have occurred, the ball can either be volleyed or played off the bounce.

What is Pickle Ball? A fun sport that combines many elements of tennis, badminton and ping-pong. Played both indoors or outdoors on a badminton-sized court and a slightly modified tennis net. Played with a paddle and a plastic ball with holes. Played as doubles or singles.

Fault serve must clear the seven-foot non-volley-zone in front of the net and land in the diagonal service court.

Players on each side must let the ball bounce once before volleys are allowed, and there is a seven-foot no-volley zone on each side of the net, to prevent “spiking.” The server continues to serve, alternating service courts, until he or she faults. The first side scoring eleven points and leading by at least two points wins. Pickle-ball® can be played with singles or doubles.

Serves should always be done underhand with the paddle below the waist, and the server must keep both feet behind the back line when serving. The ball should be hit into the air without being bounced. The serving side will continue to serve until the there is a fault on the service, at which point the service will be given to the opposing side. (However, if the ball touches the net but still lands within the appropriate service court, the serve may be taken over.)

The Serve


Serves are to be made diagonally, starting with the righthand service-square and alternating each serve. The

To volley means to hit a ball in the air without first letting it bounce. In Pickle-ball®, this can only be done when the

How is Pickle Ball played?

A fault is committed when the ball: Touches any part of the non-volley zone on the serve (including the line), is hit out of bounds, does not clear the net, Is volleyed from the non-volley zone, or is volleyed before a bounce has occurred on each side

Determining Serving Team The serving team may decide who will serve first with a coin toss. The winner of the coin toss will have the option to choose whether or not to serve first.

Pickleball Clinic: Strategies & Skills Date: Saturday, March 18 Time: 3pm-4pm Clinic (4pm-6pm Open Court) Cost: $5 per person Location: The Park Center

T HE H ERITAGE S ENIOR C ENTER The Heritage Center is a 55+ recreation center for people who like to stay active, learn, get services, go places, stay healthy, play, volunteer, meet people, enjoy life, and more.


Lunch is served Tuesday-Friday anytime between 11:30-12:30 and you pay for your meal after you pick up your food. No reservations are needed – except for special events. Options include the regular menu item, salad, Panini, soup and sandwiches. The cost ranges from $2 - $4 for people 55+.

Blood Pressure—Free screenings are held on the first Thursday of each month from 11:00–12:00.

Special Events:

Medicare Help—On Tuesday, March 21 and Tuesday, April 18 from 12:00–2:00, a volunteer from the SHIP Program is available to help with any questions or problems you may be having with your Medicare accounts. Sign up now for individualized help.

Irish Storytelling—The Center is pleased to bring back Irish Storytelling on Tuesday, March 14 at 10:30. Michael Donovan from Cashel County, Tipperary, and Jim Duignan from Dublin will be at the Center to delight you with their storytelling skills. This is a free event. Sign up now. Special St. Patrick’s Day Occasion—Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with us on Friday, March 17 and enjoy a special Irish-themed meal while watching the Irish dancers from Rinceoiri Don Spraoi dancing from 12:15– 12:45. Come eat anytime between 11:30-12:30. Bingo will start at 1:00. The menu will include Irish Beef Stew, Salad, Soda Bread, and Apple Cake with Whisky Caramel Sauce. No reservation needed.

Attorney—An attorney will be available for free 20-minute legal consultations from 1:30–3:30 on Tues., March 14 and Tuesday, April 18. Appointments are required.

Haircuts—Wednesdays from 9:00–12:00. Appointments are required. Cost: $9. Massage—Every Friday from 11:45–3:45. Appointments are required. Cost: half hour for $18, one hour for $36.

AARP Free Tax Assistance—Volunteers from AARP will provide free tax consultations and preparation for middle- and low-income taxpayers, with special attention to those ages 60 and over. This free and confidential service will be available each Wednesday until April 12, from 12:30–4:00. Appointments are required. Toenail Clippings—Dr. Shelton, a local podiatrist, will be at the Center on Thursday, April 27 from 9:30–12:00 to provide toenail clippings and routine foot screenings.

The cost is $10 and advance payment is required. Sign up now. Dr. Shelton is unable to provide services for people who are diabetic or on anti-clotting agents such as Coumadin. Transportation—Our transportation service is available on Wednesdays for all Murray City residents 55+ from your home to our Center. Ask at the front desk about how to sign up and schedule a ride. Cost: $2 roundtrip.

Recreation: Billiards and Ping Pong—Provided during the Center’s hours of operation. Monday Movies—Be in your seat at 1:00 to enjoy our free Monday movie and popcorn. Pickleball—On Mondays from 10:15–12:00 or Thursdays from 9:00–11:00 come play at the Center for free. Instructional play is on Thursdays from 8:00–9:00. We also have a new outdoor Pickleball court available during working hours (weather permitting) with equipment that can be checked out at the front desk. Pinochle—Wednesdays at 9:15. Players must check in no later than 9:00. The cost is $2 and is paid tournament day.


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